I’m Anna Mason. I’m a self-taught professional watercolour artist specialising in realism and botanical art.  I’ve created this website to share with you my watercolour technique and to help motivate you to begin or improve your own painting.

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Watercolour holly

Painting your own Christmas card should be a lot of fun. But there’s also some pressure there – you want it to look right if all your friends and family will see it! So I thought I’d share with you some pointers for painting holly leaves that are really realistic and shapely: Why not try

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Learning to paint can be a solitary activity. But what you need the most is some positive feedback on your work. That’s why I’ve set up the gallery page. For you to share and to support each other.

Fortnightly Featured Gallery Painting

Every fortnight I select a painting uploaded to the gallery to feature here on the homepage- a painting with something really positive we can take from it!

Beetroo-to-me

Beetroo-to-me

Gill Thomas’ Beetroot here really made me smile. Not only has she captured the full form of the beetroot really well, but the vibrant colour on the veins and the cut beetroot really zings. And the little extra touch just goes to show that we can always use a little ‘artistic licence’ in the name of fun!

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